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Zoe's Question from FB (Perimeter of Lincoln Memorial)

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Jameson

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Zoe writes:
The perimeter of a regular hexagon is 42 yards what is the length of each side?????
Each of the side chambers of the Lincoln Memorial are 38 feet wide and 63 feet long. What is the perimeter of one of the side chambers?????
 

MarkFL

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Hello Zoe,

A regular hexagon has six equal sides. If the perimeter of the regular hexagon is 42 yards, then the length of each side would be one sixth of the perimeter, or 7 yards.

A rectangle, having a length $L$ and a width $W$ has a perimeter $P$ that is made up of two sides of measure $W$ and two sides of measure $L$, that is:

$P=2W+2L=2(W+L)$

The rectangular side-chambers of the Lincoln Memorial, whose measures are given as:

$W=38\text{ ft}$

$L=63\text{ ft}$

would then have a perimeter equal to:

$P=2(38\text{ ft}+63\text{ ft})=202\text{ ft}$
 
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MarkFL

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D'Oh! I am having one of those nights...(Tmi)(Doh)(Emo)

Hey, at least I know everyone is paying attention here! (Wink)